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ECO Ephemeral gets mention in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Art City column wrote an article about Thomas Ferrella’s work, including his piece in graduate student Pamela Caserta Hugdahl’s thesis exhibition, ECO Ephemeral.

Alumna publishes book on Door County Artists

Art History MA alumna (1994), Virginia Jones Maher, published a new book, Selected Artists of Door County, as part of The Peninsula Bookman’s 3rd Annual Festival of Books and Authors.

ARTHIST 349 views art from UWM Art Collection

In ARTHIST349: American Postmodernism 1960-2000, Department of Art History Senior Lecturer, Linda Brazeau, presented and discussed examples of Op, Neo-Dada, and Pop art culled from the UWM Art Collection, including Victor Vasarely’s Etude-Sur-Ris, Robert Rauschenberg’s Cardbird, Clause Oldenberg’s Spoon Pier, and Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Can Shopping Bag.

Alumni adopt art from UWM Art Collection

Alumni from the 2012-2013 ARTHIST 703/704: Introduction to Museum Studies courses donated to the Adopt Art program to preserve two objects from their course exhibition, Fragments of Faith.  They adopted a 12th-13th century, silver gilt, German chalice from the Charles Bolles… Read More

Art History Featured in L&S In Focus

The Department of Art History was featured in the September 2016 edition of the College of Letters & Science In Focus monthly newsletter.

Kolwalczyk views adopted UWM Art Collection object

On Thursday, September 29, Adopt Art donor, Ellen Kowalczyk joined Linda Brazeau, Director, UWM Art Collection and Galleries and Christa Story, Curator, UWM Art Collection to view preservation treatment of her “Adopt Art” selection, Francisco Goya’s Folly on the Wings, an etching and aquatint.

FOAH Behind-the-Scenes Tour

On Tuesday, September 27, UWM Art Collection Director, Linda Brazeau, and Curator, UWM Art Collection, Christa Story gave a behind the scenes tour of the UWM Art History Gallery and the UWM Art Collection (UWMAC) vault to Friends of Art History (FOAH) members at the Art Connoisseur level.

Gallery Renovation Update Fall 2016

The good news is that the renovation is scheduled to begin in fall 2016. Upon completion in spring 2017, the Art History Gallery, under the stewardship of the Department of Art History, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art 2,400 square feet exhibition space, renamed the Emile H. Mathis II Gallery, honoring the beneficence of patron Emile H. Mathis II, an art connoisseur, collector and gallery owner.

Tiffany elected to Fine Arts Society board

On Sept. 15, Associate Professor Tanya Tiffany was elected to the board of the Fine Arts Society of the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Goundie sculpture on loan to Peck Alumni Exhibition

From now until November 3, you can see George Goundie’s sculpture, Head of a Dancer (1959), on loan from the UWM Art Collection, in Continuum 2016: Sculpture.